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Emachine t2862/windows xp help

By selkies111
Nov 21, 2007
  1. hi everybody, let me first start by saying i'm not very 'tech-savvy' so just bare with me please. ok my son left for college, and left his emachines t2862 desktop at home. i went to start it today and the screen looked like it was in safe mode with horrible graphics. The only application on the desktop is the recycle bin. if someone could please help me it would be so appreciated. thank you so much.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Hello and Welcome

    This is what your eMachines T2862 is made of:

    Specifications
    CPU: Intel® Celeron® D 330 Processor
    Operates at 2.66GHz
    256KB L2 cache & 533MHz FSB
    Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home

    Chipset: Intel® 845GV chipset
    Memory: 256MB DDR (PC 2700)
    Expandable to 2GB
    Hard Drive: 60GB HDD
    Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
    Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (USB 2.0, Secure Digital™ (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
    Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D
    64MB Shared memory
    Sound: AC '97 Audio


    Sounds like XP Home is corrupt, or the hard drive is dieing... It is also very possible that the system is past it's useful life, and it will need a new power supply and motherboard soon. It can be totally rebuilt for around $200 if need be, or you can save for a new system
     
  3. selkies111

    selkies111 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, well my sister just bought a dell laptop with windows vista installed on it, but it also came with a disc, on the disc it says 'only use with dell computers' could i try it and see if it works?
     
  4. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    that wont work. he should also have an xp disk somewhere
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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